(Closed) Low fetal heart rate/fetal bradycardia?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hopefully someone mistyped something and it was really supposed to be 183 or something, but I’m glad you called your new MD to get things checked out.  Try to breathe (I know it’s difficult)… good luck with everything and I hope it works out!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I actually don’t think that’s low for under 6 weeks! We couldn’t even see a heartbeat when I was 5w3d and I think it’s pretty common for it to be below 100 until 6.5ish weeks. Hopefully your new doctor can ease your fears. The fact that you haven’t had any spotting and it’s been over 2 weeks is a great sign. Now, step away from Dr. Google (it’s EVIL) and let us know what your new OB says 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@scaredmomtoBEE:  Ah okay, well those heartrates are guidelines… not everyone fits into the mold all the time, right?  So it’s totally possible that everything is completely fine.  Like a PP said, you aren’t having any other ominous symptoms and google is the worst thing to consult with any medical problems.  Seriously, it could make anyone freak out about anything!!  Let us know what your doc says, but I’m hoping all is well  =o)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

60-80bmp is quiet normal for 5 weeks, and around 90-120 for 8 weeks. So I really wouldn’t worry about it.  PLUS fetuses go into rest periods for lots of the day.  Kinda like sleeping!  So their heart rate can sometimes slow if they are resting.  See what they say at the next USS.  But don’t worry, please.  Anxiety isn’t good for you or baby *hugs*

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am sorry you are going through this… pregnancy can be wicked scary and unpredictable. The worst part being if you stress yourself out, and what normal person wouldn’t, it only makes things worse. While I’m not sure about the heart rate, I do know they have trouble getting the heart rate and reading it properly the whole pregnancy, so I wouldn’t take it as the end all be all, although I completely understand how difficult that may be. I hope everything goes well.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My doctor told me that they often cannot see a heartbeat before 6.5 weeks. I think that at that point, it’s supposed to be >90. 83 doesn’t sound that low to me given that your ultrasound was SO early, at a time when some babies wouldn’t even have a hb yet. The heart could have just started beating that day, for all we know. I totally understand the worrying, but if possible, try to keep yourself distracted until you hear back from the doctor. Can you treat yourself to a fun magazine or a pedicure while you wait? When are you scheduled for another u/s? Sorry that you are going through this. I hope it turns out to be nothing.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@scaredmomtoBEE:  Sooooooooo glad to hear that the doctor wasn’t worried! That’s definitely a good sign and the ultrasound next week should help you feel at least a little bit calmer! And I think you’re right, I’m almost 26 weeks and I still worry about our little guy every day. I’m pretty sure that it’ll never stop!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

That’s good news!  Maybe you can enjoy your weekend and get some needed R&R.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@scaredmomtoBEE:  When I had a scare at 7 weeks, the doctor did a trans vaginal ultrasound just to see the heartbeat. He didn’t tell me the bpm. For him, that was enough to know that the baby was okay. The next week, my regular doctor went in and did the dating ultrasound where he looked like a jellybean. I think sometime around 12-16 weeks was when they started the regular heartbeat checks after all of the diagnostic ultrasounds.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

pinning myself to this thread to hear about your u/s on tuesday!

Looking forward to hearing an awesomely good update:)

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